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‘I don’t have dreams’: my pen pal on Manus Island

  • I sent a letter to a refugee and five years later he found me on Facebook

Five years ago I wrote someone I didn’t know a letter. It was a bit awkward.

  • Sophie Trevvit, with Mustafa Golem
  • The Guardian

I didn’t know what to say. I described my family. I said I was studying law at university. I wrote that I thought what our government was doing to refugees was wrong. I included my address so the someone I was writing to could write back. I sent the letter to an address on Julian Burnside’s website and it presumably got bundled up with others and…

Five years later a…

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